August 11, 2020

Blue and White

Jeep Wagoneer

I spied this old school SUV parked along a leafy road in the west suburbs today. A brute of a four by four truck.

August 10, 2020

Corn Field Break

Lunch Stop at a side road alongside brow-high corn. Just off I-55 near Towanda IL

August 9, 2020

Postcard

Dear All,

Having a marvelous time. Scenery pleasant, company good, roadside attractions zany, weather warm, and traffic light. Wish you were here.

August 8, 2020

The Main Street of America’s

Route 66

We had a full day ride looping mid-north Illinois. Heading down old Highway Sixty Six from where it springs at Lake Shore Drive it runs parallel to Interstate 55 through small grain fed towns. A stretch between Dwight and Bloomington has a vestige of one of the southbound lanes alongside the road. The telegraph poles still line the grass cracked asphalt.

August 7, 2020

‘tude

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference “ Winston Churchill
August 6, 2020

Don’t forget your flask…

Simpler Times:

A delightful photograph from past days with a happy couple enjoying a cuppa along some quiet country road. The Triumph ‘Twenty One’ carried them there in competent fashion and a post war bucolic England let’s them relax trouble-free.

August 5, 2020

Smooth- Silent-Clean

Bathtub Mary

An early 350cc Triumph model incorporated enclosed ‘bathtub’ fairings which promoted a clean line offering a hint of aerodynamic styling. The Twenty One was the first Unit Construction engine – where the engine casing included both the piston/crankshaft and gearbox.

August 4, 2020

Raspberry Beret

Rebar Rider

Early seventies chopper with hard tailed chassis supporting a banana seat and bent rebar sissy.

August 3, 2020

Panthera tigris

Big Cat

The largest of the worlds felines, the tiger is renowned for its ferocity, power and whiskery good looks. The facial Rorschach like stripes provide the recipient of the intense stare with a cursory distraction and the 500lb cat readies to pounce…

August 2, 2020

The Boss

An American Poet

A young Bruce Springsteen captures the hearts of a disillusioned working class America with his music in the seventies. Lyrics that resonated and a beat that was alive. He rode motorcycles to escape the familiar and explore a country seemingly on the brink.

August 1, 2020

Coach House

Alleyway Architecture

Near my garage where the bikes are kept is this old garage and loft. The old doors, siding and shingle are great time worn vintage features that are only seen along this Evanstonian alley.

July 31, 2020

Apple Green

Sixties Vibes

Tiptoes and knee high socks. Narrow bars turning a pair of lengthened forks backed up with a cushy swept back saddle. Pea colored coffin tank matches the trim jacket. Well, how else are you going to get to your private jet from the executive terminal?b

July 30, 2020

Pup

Dog goes Riding…

Sirius the hound peers out of the tank perched knapsack. The warm tones of desert rock outcropping litter the arid scrub alongside the blacktop route. The Sporty bobber is fettled for such a journey; and the companion just adds to the enjoyment of travel and adventure.

July 29, 2020

Ay Up!

Wednesday.. nuff said
July 28, 2020

“What’s up Doc?”

Bugs Bunny is 80 today!